The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 83 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 21 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.24% 0.59% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.64% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£271 £220 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.29% -30.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £114 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £318 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.20%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1571 934 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.74% 92.48% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 605 480
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
3 17 (54.84%) Windows
4 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 13 (41.94%) Finance
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) CRM
7 10 (32.26%) T-SQL
8 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) IIS
9 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
10 5 (16.13%) ODBC
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
10 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
10 5 (16.13%) Workflow
10 5 (16.13%) Document Management
10 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
11 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.90%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (12.90%) System Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LDAP
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) PVCS
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Maven
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.45%) Ant
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) ODBC
1 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) CRM
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Document Management
4 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.13%) Workflow
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) System Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Practice Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 1 (3.23%) ITSM
8 1 (3.23%) Service Management
8 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) T-SQL
3 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.68%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) VB6
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (9.68%) Splunk
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
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